U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Nuclear & Uranium
State Nuclear Profiles
Data for 2010 | Release Date: April 26, 2012 | Next Release: February 2013 | full report
Alabama Nuclear Profile 2010 Alabama profile
|Primary energy source||Summer capacity
|Share of State total
|Share of State total
|Hydro and Pumped Storage||3,272||10.1||8,704||5.7|
|1Municipal Solid Waste net generation is allocated according to the biogenic and non-biogenic components of the fuel; however, all Municipal Solid Waste summer capacity is classified as Renewable.
Notes: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
Other: Blast furnace gas, propane gas, other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels, non-biogenic municipal solid waste, batteries, chemicals, hydrogen, pitch, purchased steam, sulfur, tire-derived fuel, and miscellaneous technologies.
Other Renewable: Wood, black liquor, other wood waste, biogenic municipal solid waste, landfill gas, sludge waste, agriculture byproducts, other biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic energy, and wind.
Source: Form EIA-860, "Annual Electric Generator Report," and Form EIA-923, "Power Plant Operations Report."
Plants in State
Operator: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Location: The Browns Ferry plant is located on an 840-acre site near Athens, Alabama.
Construction Cost: $3.259 billion (2007 USD)2
Reactor Descriptions: All units are General Electric Type 4 boiling water reactors.
Cooling System: The Browns Ferry site is cooled by mechanical draft cooling towers that draw water from the Wheeler Reservoir on the Tennessee River.
Operator: Alabama Power Company
Location and Service Territory: The Joseph M. Farley plant, near Dothan, Alabama, is on a 1,850-acre, wooded and agricultural site along the Chattahoochee River in Houston County.
Construction Cost: $4.115 billion (2007 USD)2
Staffing: Approximately 800 employees
Reactor Descriptions: Both Farley units are Westinghouse three-loop pressurized water reactors.
Cooling System: The Joseph Farley facility is cooled using six mechanical draft cooling towers supplied by water from the Chattahoochee River.
2Nuclear Power Plant Construction Activity, DOE/EIA-0473(86), Energy Information Administration, 1986, pp 16-17, Table 5. Adjusted to 2007 Dollars using Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index.